Canada Humour
Father Figures tries predictably hard to be funny and fails miserably
Philly teens ‘laughing’ as they allegedly beat homeless man to death
Justin Trudeau Tumbles Out Of Kayak, Jokes About 'Making A Splash'
Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dead at 57
Dave Chappelle Netflix comedy specials to debut March 21
Comedian John Cleese recaps all 6 seasons of 'The Walking Dead'
Father Figures tries predictably hard to be funny and fails miserably
2017-12-22 18:34:38 The jokes, energy and plot all land softly in Father Figures – which wouldn’t be a problem if this weren’t a Hollywood movie that requires formulaic high stakes. The film spends too much time trying to be as meaningful with its comedy as it is raunchy. Peter (Ed Helms) is a depressed divorcée more interested in watching Law & Order reruns than spending time with his son   Read More ...
Philly teens ‘laughing’ as they allegedly beat homeless man to death
2017-12-05 23:12:35 As three teens slammed a homeless man’s head into a wall, they “were all laughing like it was funny.” Cops say the trio of teen boys – Brandon Conrad, 14, Malik Page, 16, and Emmanuel Harris, 17 – have been charged with murder in the death of Kevin Cullen, 57. They will be charged as adults. Cullen was beaten to death on a Philadelphia street on Nov   Read More ...
Potty humour and courage, as TV host Derick Fage talks about incontinence
2017-08-24 02:06:16 In a post-Oprah world where every personal issue is “shared,” it’s not often that you’re scrolling through your Facebook feed, before you’ve even had coffee, and think: “He did NOT just write that.” Then, you read it again. He did. The outwardly funny, loving and confident man would later share how he thought about suicide, as a direct result of being born without a fecal sphincter   Read More ...
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84
2017-08-20 13:41:11 LOS ANGELES -- Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told The Associated Press. He had suffered a severe bacterial infection   Read More ...
Why Donald Trump always has the last laugh: Cohn
2017-08-17 00:31:43 All those skits on Saturday Night Live were on point, but ultimately unpersuasive. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is supposed to be edgy, but tends to drive a wedge. The Daily Show’s humour is acidic, but it’s not activist. In the right therapeutic dose, hilarity is an antidote to absurdity. But Americans have overdosed on humour for too long, addicted to an incapacitating drug that anaesthetizes them from the pain of racism, inequality, and alienation   Read More ...
Google knows what you're laughing at: Canadian data reveals favourite regional jokes
2017-08-16 20:08:13 "I'm reading a great book on anti-gravity. I can't put it down." Someone in the Yukon may have read that joke on the internet this year. According to Google Trends, it's the kind of humour people in the territory like most. Data published Wednesday to mark International Tell a Joke Day reveals the most-searched jokes in the provinces and territories. While people in Yukon search for science jokes, for instance, those in Ontario and Nunavut tend to want funny jokes, and individuals in Alberta and P   Read More ...
Justin Trudeau Tumbles Out Of Kayak, Jokes About 'Making A Splash'
2017-08-07 08:35:18 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took an unplanned dip in the ocean on Saturday as he stumbled while trying to board a kayak at the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve near Victoria, Canada. Luckily, he was able to keep his sense of humour about the whole thing, even tweeting about "making a splash." And that wasn't the only photo op from his kayaking trip   Read More ...
Sean Spicer thought 'SNL' skits were 'funny'
2017-07-22 22:05:01 Soon to be ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer admits he likes a good joke. In his first interview since he resigned from his post on Friday, Spicer told Fox News' Sean Hannity that Saturday Night Live's parody of him was humourous at times. “When it's funny, it's funny,” said Spicer. “You have to laugh at yourself.” During the interview, Spicer was asked whether Melissa McCarthy's impersonation of himself bothered him   Read More ...
Comics ready, willing and able to make you laugh [Photos]
2017-07-21 22:32:29 Previous Next The All Accessible Comedy Show includes a lineup of five disabled comedians performing at the 420 Comedy Club, located inside Green Leaf Vapour Lounge, in Brampton, on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Triple amputee Courtney Gilmore headlines the comedy showcase. (supplied photo) The All Accessible Comedy Show includes a lineup of five disabled comedians performing at the 420 Comedy Club, located inside Green Leaf Vapour Lounge, in Brampton, on Saturday, July 22, 2017   Read More ...
Overflowing with Laughter: helping flood victims through comedy
2017-06-18 22:21:01 Some of Canada’s funniest comedians donated their talents Saturday night at an event to benefit flood victims.The “Overflowing with Laughter” comedy show took place in Pointe-Claire Saturday night and poked fun at a very serious issue: providing financial relief for those affected by flooding in southern Quebec this spring.The event raised funds for the victims, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross   Read More ...
Halifax mayor Mike Savage gears up for comedy debut
2017-04-28 19:39:18 Halifax’s mayor will try his hand at stand-up comedy this weekend.Mike Savage, known for his off-the-cuff jokes and one-liners in council chambers, will take his humour to the stage of the Halifax Comedy Fest.His two-minute routine will kick off the festival’s Gala of Laughs finale at the Spatz Theatre Saturday night.Savage said preparing for the stage is different than making jokes in the political sphere   Read More ...
Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dead at 57
2017-04-12 22:22:13 NEW YORK — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57. He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central. He collaborated with writing his brother’s starring films “Norbert” and “Vampire in Brooklyn   Read More ...
Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dead at 57
2017-04-12 22:17:32 NEW YORK — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57. He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central. He collaborated with writing his brother’s starring films “Norbert” and “Vampire in Brooklyn   Read More ...
Eddie Murphy's brother, comedian Charlie Murphy, dies at 57
2017-04-12 20:49:32 NEW YORK -- Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57. He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central. He collaborated with writing his brother's starring films "Norbert" and "Vampire in Brooklyn   Read More ...
Comedian Billy Crystal takes his Spend the Night tour to Niagara Falls
2017-04-04 21:07:03 Award-winning comedian Billy Crystal is bringing his Spend the Night tour to Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls next week.Crystal, 69, who starred in Hollywood favourites When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers and Monsters Inc., says the tour has been “so invigorating.”The intimate evening of comedy also includes special guest Bonnie Hunt, and runs April 12 and 13. Crystal also toured in Australia and says he “missed being in front of people   Read More ...
Small town led by comedian tries to recover from 'lost year'
2017-03-04 15:29:50 HILLSBORO, Ohio — A local newspaper called it this little Ohio city's "lost year." It was a year of subpoenas, search warrants, depositions and whispers. Hillsboro's mayor, a standup comedian long before he became a politician, was the focus of it all. Drew Hastings, who has appeared on Comedy Central and "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, dubbed it "The Year of Living Strangerously," playing off the 1982 Mel Gibson-Sigourney   Read More ...
Dave Chappelle Netflix comedy specials to debut March 21
2017-03-03 17:52:39 NEW YORK — Comedian Dave Chappelle is headed back to TV with his first concert specials in a dozen years — two of them. Both premiere March 21, exclusively on Netflix. The hour-long specials are from his personal vault. “Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin” was filmed at The Palladium in Los Angeles in March 2016. “Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas” was filmed at the Moody Theater   Read More ...
Dave Chappelle Netflix comedy specials to debut March 21
2017-03-03 05:55:26 NEW YORK — Comedian Dave Chappelle is headed back to TV with his first concert specials in a dozen years — two of them. Both premiere March 21, exclusively on Netflix. The hour-long specials are from his personal vault. “Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin” was filmed at The Palladium in Los Angeles in March 2016. “Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas” was filmed at the Moody Theater   Read More ...
Seth Meyers Calls Out Donald Trump's Silence On The Quebec Shooting
2017-02-10 15:04:44 Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to Donald Trump, claimed Tuesday that the president hadn’tbecause he “doesn’t. But “Late Night” host Seth Meyers isn’t convinced about her explanation for Trump’s continued silence on the Jan. 29 attack allegedly carried out by white French-Canadian Alexandre Bissonnette, which claimed six lives. “Oh, he doesn’t tweet about everything?” Meyers said on Thursday’s broadcast of the show. “It sure feels like he does!” o prove his   Read More ...
For multicultural Toronto, immigrant comedy show will ‘touch on a lot of truths’
2017-01-27 07:47:09 “In Brazil, we play big characters with crazy costumes. It’s some big, exaggerated acting. The audience is very warm and they laugh loud, but it is hard to make them pay attention,” she noted. “Here, the audience likes subtleties and there is more room for you to be yourself. It is more honest.” Zoccoli took improvisation and conservatory classes at Second City and in 2015 was selected for the club’s   Read More ...
Predators defenceman P.K. Subban tries hand at stand-up comedy, 'pokes fun' at Canadiens brass
2016-12-30 01:02:17 The Montreal crowd is chanting: “P.K.! P.K.! P.K.!” Only P.K. Subban is not on the ice wearing a Montreal Canadiens sweater, nor even part of the original-six franchise any longer. It’s the first day of August and Subban is back in Montreal, about a month after the shocking trade which sent him to Nashville for fellow all-star defenceman Shea Weber. He’s in front of a sea of loyal fans on   Read More ...
Bill Murray accepts Mark Twain Prize for humour with roast from comedic peers
2016-10-24 13:34:08 WASHINGTON – In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray‘s elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honoured with the nation’s top prize for comedy. Murray, 66, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center, joining several other “Saturday Night Live” alumni to win the annual award. After he was presented with   Read More ...
Kevin Meaney, stand-up comedy staple, dead at 60
2016-10-22 23:07:58 FORESTBURGH, N.Y. – Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series “Uncle Buck,” has died. He was 60.Agent Tom Ingegno said Saturday his client was found dead Friday at his home in Forestburgh, New York.The father and native New Yorker had a small role in the 1988 comedy “Big,” and helmed the CBS version of “Uncle Buck,” which   Read More ...
Comedian John Cleese recaps all 6 seasons of 'The Walking Dead'
2016-10-20 03:17:15 If you need a fast way to catch up on The Walking Dead before the new season starts, let comedian John Cleese school you on all the show's major plot points - in just over four minutes. In a new online video, the legendary comedian narrates the last six seasons of the AMC horror-drama with his typical dry British humour, offering up some comedy gold as he describes the characters   Read More ...
Comedian John Cleese recaps all 6 seasons of 'The Walking Dead'
2016-10-20 00:52:58 If you need a fast way to catch up on The Walking Dead before the new season starts, let comedian John Cleese school you on all the show's major plot points - in just over four minutes. In a new online video, the legendary comedian narrates the last six seasons of the AMC horror-drama with his typical dry British humour, offering up some comedy gold as he describes the characters   Read More ...
Tom Green in Winnipeg for stand-up comedy tour
2016-09-22 18:53:53 You may remember Canadian comedian Tom Green from movies such as Road Trip and Freddy Got Fingered, Charlie’s Angels or The Tom Green Show.He’s currently on a stand-up comedy tour across North America and joined Global News Morning before his upcoming shows at Rumor’s Comedy Club.“I love coming to Winnipeg,” Green said.He started his own show on public access television in the 1990s and offered some advice for others wanting   Read More ...
Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' axed
2016-08-15 19:07:13 NEW YORK -- Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" is coming to an end. The late-night humour and talk show, which premiered in January 2015, will conclude its run Thursday, the network announced Monday. The program, which filled the slot vacated by Stephen Colbert when he jumped to CBS, sought to explore current events and larger life issues as presided over by Wilmore, who previously had served as   Read More ...
Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' axed
2016-08-15 18:38:40 NEW YORK -- Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" is coming to an end. The late-night humour and talk show, which premiered in January 2015, will conclude its run Thursday, the network announced Monday. The program, which filled the slot vacated by Stephen Colbert when he jumped to CBS, sought to explore current events and larger life issues as presided over by Wilmore, who previously had served as   Read More ...
Don Macpherson: Quebec’s unfunny comics have no right to an audience
2016-05-18 04:32:28 This year’s Oliviers awards show wasn’t the usual televised celebration of what some critics say is the overall mediocrity of Quebec humour. It was a protest rally against “censorship.” There were stirring speeches by award presenters and winners. At one point, several comics dramatically mounted the stage, the lower half of their faces covered by dust masks with Xs in red tape on them, and stood in silence. “Do   Read More ...
Kevin Hart inspires tears of laughter at Air Canada Centre
2015-08-02 19:02:15 Tickets weren’t cheap but the hot American comedian endeavoured to earn his pay. Just keep your phone tucked away, or else.   Read More ...
Comedy writer accuses Conan O’Brien of stealing jokes
2015-07-28 17:05:39 Robert Kaseberg filed a copyright infringement lawsuit last week alleging one of his blog posts and three of his tweets have been used in monologues on the TBS show 'Conan' this year.   Read More ...
Conan O'Brien accused of lifting jokes off Twitter
2015-07-28 17:05:17 San Diego comedy writer files lawsuit against late-show host Conan O'Brien for copyright infringement over four jokes posted online   Read More ...
Muslim Funny Fest: 'We're funny people, just like everyone else'
2015-07-19 15:12:16 The first American Muslim comedy festival plans to tackle negative stereotypes with laughter.   Read More ...
Barbara Kay: Kids today need to get a sense of humour
2015-06-24 19:08:51 Barbara Kay: The absence of a sense of humour regarding one’s sacred cows is a sure sign of illiberalism, and in this era of extreme and pervasive campus illiberalism, one needn’t be a professional comedian to incur the wrath of ideologues.   Read More ...